As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and the sole proprietor of a sizeable cosmetic surgery practice in New York City, I am a pretty busy person. I attend to many patients, perform a significant number of surgeries and treatments, and oversee my share of nurses and estheticians who see even more patients. Couple this with being a father and all of those time requirements, being in a band that is in the middle of recording our first album of original music, staying fit with a significant exercise routine, and pursuing the path of my naturally curious mind, it might seem that I make no excuses already. This is not true.
We all have things we are meaning to get to, but they are not emergencies. There is no due date or deadline. The thought is that we will get around to it someday. But what if something happens before someday comes? The opportunity is then lost.
We mortals are only given today, and tomorrow is not guaranteed. If our health fails us, or we develop physical, mental, or emotional handicaps, this can limit our choices. Sometimes finances are such that what we dream of achieving or doing can no longer happen. Occasionally the very thing we wish to do or place we long to visit vanishes or is no longer possible.
I lost my father when he was young, and my only brother as well. My best friend died long before his time and without warning. While I cannot say this will not happen to me, I can say that I will put off things no more, and enjoy every day like the blessing it is. I suggest you do the same.
Let’s make 2014 the best year of our lives, and make our dreams a reality.